Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 23/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    INT/1053-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    The general objective of the 2014-2020 Consumer Programme was to ensure a high level of consumer protection, to empower consumers and to place the consumer at the heart of the internal market, within the framework of an overall EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

  • Ongoing (updated on 23/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Reference
    SOC/782-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Italy
    Workers - GR II
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    585
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    The EESC calls for a strategy for civil dialogue, resulting in an action plan, and potentially an interinstitutional agreement for improved civil dialogue. It advocates for making Article 11 TEU effective by strengthening actors in the different EU institutions dealing with civil dialogue and create an annual civil dialogue scoreboard tracing the EU's engagement with civil society, and an accreditation mechanism for CSOs. It reiterates that the EESC should be at the centre of civil society consultation and civil dialogue and calls for a stronger role for the Committee in participatory democracy, including being a potential hub for citizen panels.

  • Ongoing (updated on 23/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Reference
    REX/579-EESC-2023-REX579
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    Since the inception of the Single Market, the EU has prioritized open, rule-based trade and economic stability. Recent global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and rising geopolitical tensions, underscored vulnerabilities in Europe's economic structure, compelling a strategic response. 

    EESC opinion: European economic security strategy
  • Ongoing (updated on 23/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    NAT/929-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Reference
    SOC/754-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    SOC/789-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    INT/1054-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The EESC is expected to contribute to the mid-term evaluation of the Digital Europe Programme by assessing its implementation in selected key capacity areas through the analysis of national stakeholders' contributions and the application of the 3 main criteria: effectiveness, relevance, inclusion of civil society and its added value.

  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Reference
    SOC/804-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2023
    Reference
    TEN/812-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    585
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of the Combined Transport Directive 92/106/EEC
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    SOC/795-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    589
    -